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Name  Dominic Serres
Children  John Thomas Serres

Grandchildren  Lavinia Ryves
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Died  1793, London, United Kingdom
Books  Liber Nauticus and Instructor in the Art of Marine Drawing
Similar People  Paul Sandby, Mary Moser, Benjamin West, Joshua Reynolds, Angelica Kauffman

Organizations founded  Royal Academy of Arts

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Dominic Serres RA (1722–1793), also known as Dominic Serres the Elder, was a French-born painter strongly associated with the English school of painting, and with paintings with a naval or marine theme. Such were his connections with the English art world, that he became one of the founding members of the Royal Academy in 1768, and was later briefly (from 1792 until his death) its librarian.

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Born in Auch, Gascony, he was initially expected to train as a priest but instead travelled to Spain and became a ship’s captain, sailing to Cuba. He was taken prisoner by the British navy towards the end of the 1740s and eventually settled in London in about 1758, where it is believed he trained as a painter in Northamptonshire and later in London under Charles Brooking. If Serres did not settle in London until 1758, however, he could not have studied for long under Charles Brooking, since Brooking was buried on 25 March 1759.

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Reflecting his early career, many of his paintings have naval themes. Working for a publisher documenting the events in the Seven Years' War (1756–1763), he painted a series of depictions including the capture of Havana (1762). He also painted events in the American War of Independence (1776–1783). In 1780, he was appointed Marine Painter to King George III.

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Serres died in 1793, and was buried at St. Marylebone Old Church. His eldest son John Thomas Serres (1759–1825) also became a prolific marine artist.

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